real estate: 5 Free Sites for Downloading Images - 07/23/11 04:46 AM
Since we are all busy writing our posts and needing photos to make it more interesting, I have found 5 great places where I get many of my pictures. The rest I take with my camera.
1.       Yahoo Images
2.       Google Images
3.       Morgue File
4.       Big Foto
5.       Burning Well
I have inserted pictures from all 5 sites. The first two I listed above are my favorites but the other 3 have some spectacular photos.
Below Photo From Morgue File.
 
Below Photo From Big Photo.
                  Burning Well Photo.
 
Yahoo Images.  Google Images.
All of these sites … (6 comments)

real estate: From the Freezer to the Table in 10 Minutes! - 07/22/11 05:46 AM
 
“SESAME CHICKEN for 2"
 
 
While grocery shopping last week, I was standing in front of the frozen dinner section contemplating which Chinese Stir-fry to buy. I usually purchase the stir-fry bag that is made by a nationwide Chinese Restaurant. The man standing beside me said “Try this brand as we really like it and it is more inexpensive” so I chose “Sesame Chicken”. 

Yum Yum!   Looks good and very tasty!

Last night, I came home late and tired and said tonight I will try it. I did chop up a quarter of an Onion and sliced … (3 comments)

real estate: Whimsical Mushroom Home in Perinton, NY for $1,100,000 - 07/20/11 04:18 AM
Mushroom Home in Perinton, NY  For sale: $1,100,000
This whimsical construction in upstate New York was custom-built in 1971 and was designed to look like a stem of Queen Anne's Lace, but due to its pod-like structure, it is most often referred to as the "Mushroom House."
Location: Perinton, NY (approximately 10 miles southeast of Rochester)
Architecture style: "Pod" design
Year built: 1971
Details: 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,168 square feet
This is a custom home built on a 1.2 -acre lot in the Rochester suburb of Perinton.The final result was a home made up of five … (9 comments)

real estate: NAR “Bed Bug” Seminar July 28th, 2011 - 07/19/11 07:57 AM
NAR “Bed Bug” Seminar July 28th, 2011
             
 You might have read in your newspapers and on the internet in the past year that bed bugs are back. Yes, we started hearing about them in the news about a year ago. The two main reasons seem to be more international travel into the US and pesticide changes. Apparently, bed bugs don’t just migrate to beds; they migrate to any place where they can be close to human contact so they can feed. Remember, the definition of bed bug is “blood-feeding parasite.” YUK!

The course of bed bugs has changed … (8 comments)

real estate: BORDERS Bookstores Expected To Close Their Doors - 07/19/11 05:19 AM
BORDERS Bookstores Expected To Close Their Doors
                        

Borders, once the second-largest U.S. book-seller chain, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February and faces the predicament of going out of business altogether.
               
 

   An auction in bankruptcy court for Borders Group Inc (BGPIQ.PK) was scheduled to take place in Manhattan today. A group of liquidators has been made the "stalking horse," and sources told Reuters no other bids have been made for the company in its entirety. (This site has the complete time-line of Borders from its beginning to now)

According to The … (2 comments)

real estate: Vacationed in Philly and what a Spectacular City! - 07/18/11 08:52 AM
 
I just got back from a vacation in Philadelphia, PA. It was a beautiful city and full of history. I spent the majority of my time in the downtown area and what a pleasant eye opener. One good site I found while researching this article was the Independence Visitor Center which is full of tourist information.
 Living in California most of my life, I had never spent much time in a crowded city. What I discovered was Philadelphia is full of historical buildings, street vendors, restaurants, stores, numerous hotels, condos and apartments everywhere and lots high rises.
             
This … (6 comments)

real estate: WIN or LOSE on your Bank of America Short Sales - 07/15/11 05:31 AM
WIN or LOSE on your Bank of America Short Sales


Yesterday, I attended a Bank of America Short Sale update through an organization I belong to, NAHRAP. It was very enlightening and well worth my time. I say that as I am a seminar junkie, yes I admit it. I love to go to classes and add designations. But so many seminars I go to, I do take away some new tidbit or it triggers something in my brain to try.  But honestly, sometimes it is really a waste of time and I could have used my day to … (7 comments)

real estate: Condo Short Sale at 2255 Cahuilla #66, Colton CA 92324 - 07/05/11 03:49 PM
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real estate: Military Personnel "Cannot" Sell: Short-Sale & Foreclosure not an Option! - 07/05/11 03:35 PM
Military Personnel "Cannot" do a Short-Sale & Foreclosure is Not an Option.
It was reported last night on nightly news that there is a serious problem with military personnel who purchased homes after July 1, 2006. The evening story specifically dealt with the Las Vegas area but this is a huge nationwide problem with military families.
Air Force Lt. Col. Mike Ballek, an F-15 pilot, purchased a home in a gated community just north of Las Vega in 2007. Since, the market began to drop drastically and he is now upside down on his loan. Ballek has been reassigned to Washington … (7 comments)

real estate: U.S. Home Prices on the Rise - 07/04/11 06:36 AM
 
U.S. Home Prices Poised to Climb
Kim Chipman, Bloomberg News
Homes in the U.S. are the most affordable they've been in decades and prices may start to climb as soon as the third quarter, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said yesterday.
Prices for U.S. homes may climb as soon as the third quarter, ending declines as foreclosures decline make more home available for sale, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said.
"It's very unlikely that we will see a significant further decline," Donovan said yesterday on CNN. "The real question is when will we start to see … (6 comments)

real estate: Trivia Questions & Answers- 4th of July - 07/04/11 04:46 AM
31 Trivia Questions about the 4th of July

•1.   What was the main reason the U.S. declared independence?
•2.   How many people signed the Declaration of Independence?
•3.   In what city was the Declaration of Independence signed?
•4.   What are the first seven words of the Declaration of Independence?
•5.   Who approved the Declaration of Independence?
•6.   Whose signature is the largest on the Declaration of Independence?
•7.   Who proposed "Lee's Resolution" on June 1, 1776, declaring that we were independent of Great Britain?
•8.   Who was the king of England when the colonies declared their independence?
•9.   How many … (10 comments)

real estate: 31 Trivia Questions about the 4th of July - 07/03/11 03:33 PM
31 Trivia Questions about the 4th of July
                                               
•1.   What was the main reason the U.S. declared independence?
•2.   How many people signed the Declaration of Independence?
•3.   In what city was the Declaration of Independence signed?
•4.   What are the first seven words of the Declaration of Independence?
•5.   Who approved the Declaration of Independence?
•6.   Whose signature is the largest on the Declaration of Independence?
•7.   Who proposed "Lee's Resolution" on June 1, 1776, declaring that we were independent of Great Britain?
•8.   Who was the king of England when the colonies declared their independence?
•9.   How … (3 comments)

real estate: Create A SMILEBOX; Give Some Happiness and Market Yourself! - 07/03/11 03:19 PM
Create A SMILEBOX; Give Some Happiness and Market Yourself!
Have you tried SMILEBOX? It is a great way to connect or re-connect with friends, family, or clients! I used to use some e-card memberships but now use Smilebox exclusively. Try it and you might find you like it. So simple to use and makes a nice presentation to clients as well.


 
About a year ago, I signed up for the free membership and send a couple of Smileboxes to my friends and clients. They telephoned me and raved about how cute they were. The boxes you make in … (0 comments)

real estate: GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE vs. RUINED REPUTATION - 07/01/11 05:31 AM
GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE vs. RUINED REPUTATION
                                      
Yesterday I waited for the movers to arrive and pick up my daughter's furniture and boxes. I hired a major company (one of the top 5) expecting positive results. I was told they would be there between 8-9 AM so I arrived at 7:45 AM just in case they arrived early. At 10:45 AM, I called the company and got a voice mail. I left a message that I was concerned and yes....upset. A couple of minutes later, they called me back and said the driver had been re-assigned to pick up someone … (7 comments)

real estate: Celebrity Penguin Lost in New Zealand; Needs Human Intervention to Survive - 06/27/11 06:32 AM
Penguin Lost in New Zealand; Needs Human Intervention to Survive.

When the bird had washed up ashore at Peka Peka Beach in New Zealand, the bird was eating sand mistaking it for snow to hydrate itself. At first, they decided to leave it alone, let nature take its course by letting it return to Antarctica on its own. After several health check-ups, Veterinarians determined the little bird was not cable of returning without some human intervention.
The little Emperor Penguin now nicknamed "Happy Feet" is not out of the woods yet. The penguin transported in a large ice bucket on Friday … (8 comments)

real estate: Lost Penguin Has to Find His Own Way Back to Antarctica - 06/24/11 02:04 PM
It looks as if the Antarctic emperor penguin that made a 2,000-mile wrong turnand wound up in New Zealand is going to have to find its own way home. The penguin was likely born in Antarctic last winter and possibly got lost while searching for squid and krill when it arrived on a New Zealand beach. Conservation experts say the penguin is about 10 months old and stands about 32 inches high. Emperors are the tallest and largest species of penguin and can grow up to 4 feet high and weigh more than 75 pounds.

 (After you click, 2 commercials … (8 comments)

real estate: Comedian & Talk Show Host Jimmy Fallon Buys New Digs for 5.7 Million - 06/24/11 03:29 AM
Talk Show Host Jimmy Fallon Buys in Sagaponack  
                    
Source: 2010 Emmy Awards
James Thomas "Jimmy" Fallon, Jr. (born September 19, 1974) is an American actor, comedian, singer, musician and television host. He currently hosts Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, a late-night talk show that airs Monday through Friday on NBC. Prior to that, he was best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1998-2004, as well as appearing in several films.
 Fallon has reportedly purchased a new home in the Hamptons for $5.7 million. He seems to have gotten a real deal as the home had … (4 comments)

real estate: New Rainmaker Striving for 20,000 Points. - 06/23/11 05:00 AM
New Rainmaker Striving for 20,000 Points.
I signed up last year for the free account and commented on a few blogs but then switched RE companies and just lost touch. Last month I finally re-set my passwords  and started commenting and realized I was having such a great time and getting updated info about new marketing ideas such as QR Codes, Newer Internet Techniques, and web sites to stimulate my business, .
 
Then on May 31st, Abe Schmidt from AR called me and said "Join today and become a RainMaker". Now, I am not one to sign up to callers … (90 comments)

real estate: Wells Fargo and VRM Big Winners at 2011 Pinnacle Awards - 06/22/11 08:14 AM
  
                                                   
The 2nd annual Pinnacle Awards  were announced on June 13, 2011.
Wells Fargo/Premiere Asset Services and Vendor Resource Management scooped up multiple awards at HousingWire's annual Pinnacle celebration.


Wells Fargo/Premiere won four Pinnacles and VRM won three and one runnerup award.
The Pinnacle Awards, now in its second year, recognizes the nation's top real estate management firms and corporate real estate departments. Winners are chosen via an extensive survey data involving thousands of real estate agents and brokers nationwide.
"At their core, the Pinnacle Awards celebrate real estate sales expertise, a skill set absolutely fundamental to … (2 comments)

real estate: Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea Lists Malibu Pad for $4,795,000 - 06/22/11 03:36 AM
Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea Lists Malibu Pad for $4,795,000   Source: IMDb In 2007, a bad brush fire destroyed many of the mansions in Malibu on Pacific Coast Highway, including the Red Hot Chili Peppers' mansion  Flea's home. Flea told the L.A. Times that his home "burnt to a crisp." Other celebrities, like director James Cameron and Olivia Newton-John- who have primary homes there - were evacuated and their homes were saved. Celebs who have vacation homes, such as Jennifer Aniston, Sting, and Bill Murray, also escaped the fire. According to property records, shortly after the fire, Flea listed the burned … (4 comments)

 
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(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Banning, CA

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I am a Southern California Realtor and have a wide variety of interests. First of all Real Estate is my real love and focus point but I do have Hobbies. I am interested in Photography; Nature, Landscaping, Lunar and Solar Phases, but Birds are my favorites. I also enjoy scrapbooking, blogging, and traveling; beaches, deserts, and mountains. I am also involved in the community organizations and charities. I care about the Inland Empire and making it a better place to live. I write this daily blog composed of nature, real estate news and interesting stories in Southern Califoria and other places across the United States.


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